Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings with ?Columns, with Figures or Statues in Front, Probably in or near Milan

1819

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14349
Turner Bequest CLXXV 17

Catalogue entry

The slightness of the main drawing precludes easy identification. There seem to be columns on the right, while the four isolated and regularly spaced figures suggest statues rather than gesturing figures. The study of ruins or buildings under construction on folio 16 recto (D14348) may be related.
Towards the outer edge, with the page turned vertically, buildings are shown on a hillside with distant peaks beyond.
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Matthew Imms
March 2017

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